COVID-19 Caregiving: Older Adults, Adults with Disabilities, Somali-Americans

October 27, 2021




Learn about the conclusions of two recent caregiving research initiatives and how these findings can influence your work. Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot’s qualitative study Changes to Family Caregiving of Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities during COVID-19 discusses how the nature of caregiving for older adults and adults with disabilities changed during COVID-19. She focuses on how family caregivers of older adults or adults with disabilities perceived that family caregiving had changed and what strategies caregivers used to cope with these changes. As one part of Dr Lightfoot’s study, Kamal Suleiman will review highlights from the research and poster: Caregiving in the Somali-American community during COVID-19, drawn from in-depth interviews of ten Somali family caregivers in Minnesota. Specifically, he will describe investigating the unique caregiving challenges faced by Somali caregivers during the pandemic, focusing on major themes related to visitation, hospital accompaniment, and self-sacrifice.

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